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Some lawmakers, school nurses, urge governor to do more


October 27, 2021

Some lawmakers, school nurses, and other medical professionals urged Gov. Phil Scott on Monday to reinstate a state of emergency and indoor mask mandate as they say school staff, parents, hospitals and health care workers are stressed, some to their breaking point.

They also urged the governor at a Statehouse press conference to provide more resources for schools for contact tracing and testing and extend emergency housing to the homeless.

“I would urge the governor in the strongest terms possible to go back to the thoughtful, aggressive approach that he took early in the pandemic,” said Rep. George Till, a Democrat from Jericho, who is a physician.


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